Ministry of Defence Kenya

Ministry of Defence Kenya

The Ministry of Defence Kenya is headed by the Cabinet Secretary who is responsible to the President and Commander – in – Chief on matters of policy. The Cabinet Secretary is appointed by the President and chairs the Defence Council which is responsible for the overall control and direction of the Kenya Defence Forces.

Ministry of Defence Kenya

The Ministry of Defence is at Ulinzi House off Lenana Road in Nairobi. The Ministry is headed by the Cabinet Secretary who is responsible to the President and Commander – in – Chief on matters of policy. The Cabinet Secretary is appointed by the President and chairs the Defence Council which is responsible for the overall control and direction of the Kenya Defence Forces.
Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF) is the professional head of the three Kenya Defence Forces Services and the Principal Military Advisor to the Commander – in – Chief. He is also responsible for the control, direction and general superintendence of the Defence Forces.
The Principal Secretary is the accounting and authorized officer on financial and administration matters of the Ministry of Defence. He/she is also personally accountable to Parliament for the expenditures of all public moneys provided for the Ministry of Defence.

Mandate of the Ministry of Defence Kenya

The mandate of the ministry of defence is to defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Kenya; assist and cooperate with other authorities in situations of emergency and disaster; and upon approval of the National Assembly, may be deployed to restore peace in any part of Kenya affected by unrest or instability.

Functions

  • National Defence
  • Management of National Defence Policy
  • Protection of National Boundaries
  • Support for Civil Authorities
  • Defence Intelligence

Institutions

  1. Defence Staff College
  2. National Defence College
  3. National Defence Council
  4. Joint Warfare Centre
  5. Kenya Military Academy
  6. International Peace Support Centre
  7. Recruits Training School
  8. School of Infantry

President and Commander in Chief of the Defence Force: H.E Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta C.G.H
Cabinet Secretary: Ambassador Raychelle Omamo
Chief of the Defence Forces: General Samson Mwathethe EGH MBS DCO ‘ndc’ (K) ‘psc’ (UK)
Defence Principal Secretary: Amb. Kirimi P Kaberia
Vice Chief of the Defence Forces: Lieutenant General Joseph Kiptoo Kasaon

Ministry of Defence Kenya

Ministry of Defence Kenya

Ministry of Defence Kenya Contacts

The Principal Secretary
Ministry of Defence
Physical Address: Ulinzi House, Lenana Road
Postal Address: P O Box 40668 – 00100
Town/City: Nairobi
Tel: 2721100
Fax: 2737322

The Chief of Defence Forces
Kenya Defence Forces
Physical Address: Ulinzi House, Lenana Road
Postal Address: P O Box 40668 – 00100
Nairobi Tel: 2721100,2712054
Mobile no: 0723 502413
Tel/Fax no: 2722270
E-Mail: info@mod.go.ke
Website: www.mod.go.ke

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